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Golliwog / Golly Doll - Emma (54cm)

We have similar Gollywogs as the ones made famous by Robertsons Jams.

Some of our brands include Elka Gollies, Bocchetta Golliwogs, and a range of collectables. Our Golliwog Collection. Is growing weekly. Looking around other online stores, we are yet to find one that has the wide range that we sell. If you find a range of Golliwogs that we don't stock, please let us know, as we are always looking to expand the range to make us the world's largest seller. We have now shipped these loveable Gollywogs to over 35 countries !

The History of the Golliwog/ Gollywog

The Gollywog name is thought to

have originated at the end of the 19th Century from the British soldiers who were occupying the then colonised Egypt. The Egyptian labour force all used to wear a tag on their clothes marked as W.O G.S. This meant Working On Government Service. The English used to refer to the workers as Ghuls - which is Arabic for desert ghost.

The kids of the workers used to play around with dolls made out of black stuffed material. These were then gifted to the soldiers or bought when they returned home to England.

The dolls were known at Ghuliwogs, this then turned into the name Golliwog that we know today.

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